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  • Central High School Royalty Crowned

    Oct 27, 2022

    The Central High School 2022 Homecoming Court, announced at the Oct. 21 game, was comprised of Ellayna Closson, Morgan Claycomb, Jillian Dalansky, Erin Dively, Ella Garner, Darcy Heltzel, Alex Klotz, Luke Bettwy, Jarrin Butler, Timothy McFarland, Jeff Hoenstine, Kade Rhule. Gavin Weymer, and Shalen Yingling. Based on voting of the student body, Darcy Heltzel (left) was crowned queen and Gavin Weymer (right) was crowned king....

  • HACP Discusses Promotional Video for Hollidaysburg

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    The Marketing and Program Committee of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) discussed a number of ways to promote Hollidaysburg businesses and the area at its October monthly Board of Directors meeting. The pumpkin carving contest for Pumpkinfest has 17 merchants participating. Flyers for the contest will be at the HACP table, board member, Becki Hollen will have the information for the Partnership booth. HACP will be selling chances for a restaurant gift card board. Chances are $5 each with proceeds going to the Women’s Club...

  • Hollidaysburg Area School District Approves Donations

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    Hollidaysburg Area School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Gildea presented the annual plan containing goals and anticipated outcomes by the district for the 2022-23 school year. The planning committee consisted of teachers, administrators, students, and parents. “The emphasis is on meeting needs of the individual student and meeting the needs of the whole child not just education,” Gildea said. The vision statement was reviewed, which included the following: • Strive to meet the educational, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of...

  • Hollidaysburg Football Learns Big Lessons this Season

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Oct 27, 2022

    High school sports isn’t all about winning. Sometimes, there are bigger lessons that only hardship can teach. That’s not lost on members of this season’s Hollidaysburg Area High School football team. “Ultimately, we learned that life’s not always going to go your way, but you’ve still got to come back the next day and keep going,” Golden Tiger senior Tucker Rossman said. Next month, most of the Cove area’s football teams will be in the playoffs. However, Friday night’s game in DuBois will be the last this season for the...

  • Hollidaysburg Borough Fills Police Chief Role After Year-Long Absence

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    Retired State Police Major Christopher Storm was sworn in as the Chief of Police by Hollidaysburg Mayor Joe Dodson at the last Borough Council Meeting on Oct. 13. Storm's career has come full circle, as he began as a Patrolman on the Hollidaysburg Police Force from 1989 to 1995. Storm's appointment ends a full year of absence of a police chief, following the retirement of former Chief Rod Estep last October. Storm earned a Bachelor of Science degree in administration of justice from Penn State...

  • Duncansville Bridge Dedicated for Vietnam Veteran

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    "People are going to drive by and see the sign and they're going to remember that this bridge is dedicated to an awesome brother and patriot to this country," said Gail Regets, sister of Ralph Hammel, for whom the bridge near their childhood home is being renamed. The bridge, located on Charger Highway, near the Frankstown branch of the Juniata River will now be known as Corporal Ralph Hammel Memorial Bridge. The dedication took place on Sept. 28, 2022. Ralph's grandnephew Shane Kennedy read abo...

  • Curry Supply Hires Director of Quality And Customer Service

    Oct 27, 2022

    Curry Supply Co. is continuously growing and welcomes its new hire, Tim Henry, as director of continuous improvement, quality, and customer service.   In this role, Henry will be responsible for innovation and continuous improvement initiatives across multi-jurisdictions. He will play a crucial part in helping to foster a culture of sustainable change by creating and embedding LEAN methodology and creating a framework for business transformation to improve the company.  Henry has a bachelor's...

  • More Than 1.7 Million Pennsylvanians Eligible for Relief on Student Loans

    Oct 27, 2022

    Governor Tom Wolf announced that more than 1.7 million Pennsylvanians are eligible for the Biden Administration’s student debt relief plan. “The president’s plan will change countless lives in Pennsylvania. It will provide relief not only for the debt holders, but for their families and their communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “​I’m grateful that President Joe Biden recognized the positive impact of providing this relief program and I encourage all those paying student loans to check their eligibility and use this opportunity to shed...

  • PA Dept. of Education Rolls Out PA FAFSA Go! Initiative

    Oct 27, 2022

    The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) joined Slippery Rock University and the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to promote the PA FAFSA Go! initiative and remind students to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the coming year. “Over the past few years, FAFSA completion has been down and millions of dollars have been left on the table by Pennsylvania learners,” said Dr. Tanya I. Garcia, PDE’s Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education. “We want...

  • Pa. Unemployment Rate Down To 4.1 Percent in September

    Oct 27, 2022

    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for September 2022. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down one-tenth​ of a percentage point over the month to 4.1 percent in September, matching the lowest rate on record. The U.S. unemployment rate was down two-tenths of a ​percentage point over the month to 3.5 percent. The commonwealth's unemployment rate was 1.7 percentage points below its September 2021 level and the...

  • Bank Intends To Stay

    Oct 27, 2022

    Assistant Manager Sue Hetrick sits at her desk at the new Penn Crest Bank, Williamsburg. The new location opened last Monday. "Williamsburg is fortunate to have her (Hetrick)" says President and CEO William Ritenour. In the next coming weeks, the bank is expecting to undergo some more renovations which includes new doors, windows and flooring. "This location is important to us," Hetrick said. "We want evidence of our intentions to stay here."...

  • School Board 'Stumped' With Tree Issues

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    The property behind the Williamsburg Community School’s football field is causing some issues for the school board. Residents Joe McCall and Tom Haas attended to talk about any updates with the land in question and if they were able to purchase the parcels. The district was to complete land surveys and McCall discussed this issue “as a big decision for the homeowner” if the district was willing to sell the land in question. There was also an issue with a tree close to falling on Haas’ property. Superintendent Lisa Murgas gave...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    With Trick or Treat tonight from 6 to 8 p.m., one has to think to themselves, what's the best part of trick or treating? For some it could be the costumes, but for me, it was always going home and sorting through all that tasty candy on the table and basking in that sugary goodness. This inspired my question this week, what is your favorite Halloween candy? Here is what a few residents had to say: Paula Hamilton: All of it Patrick Detwiler: Kit-Kats James Gibboney: Mallo Cup Smoothies Lisa Dibar...

  • Civic Club Hears From Lemme Audiology

    Oct 27, 2022

    Dr. Elizabeth Zuniga addresses to the Williamsburg Women's Civic Club during its meeting on Monday, Oct. 24. Zuniga is currently an intern at Lemme Audiology and presented to the group about hearing loss and other disorders associated with hearing....

  • Road Frustrations Arise at Catharine Township

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    Catharine Township Supervisors heard many frustrations during the Oct. 20 meeting. Resident Dave Harding was first to voice his frustrations with the township in regard to Etna Furnace Road. The road was slated to be fixed this past spring, but Harding discussed the poor conditions of the road. Chairman Heather Flaig said that the township requested bids for the project but “cost was outrageous.” The township could complete the project itself, but citing lack of staff, Flaig said they “still want to get the project done.” Grant funding...

  • Tips for Safe Trick Or Treat

    Oct 27, 2022

    The American Trauma Society, PA Division (ATSPA) and Safe Kids Pennsylvania are teaming up to bring awareness to safety issues around trick-or-treating. • Use reflective tape and glow sticks to make sure drivers can clearly see your child as they cross the street. • Avoid baggy outfits and flowing cloaks to prevent accidental falls and tripping. • Shoes should be comfortable with laces securely tied to avoid tripping. • Be sure to buy costumes that are labeled as flame resistant. • Avoid costumes and props with sharp edges....

  • Herald Travels to Disney with Editor

    Oct 27, 2022

    Editor Anna Baughman took the Herald all around the world last week via Epcot at Disney World in Florida. This photo was taken in the France section of the park. Baughman was joined by many family members including (front row, from left) Riley Baughman; Henry, Samantha (kneeling) and Josie Pope on her shoulders; Sophia Baughman; Leo Pope; (second row, from left) Hillary and Amy Baughman; Nathan Pope; Karen and Chris Rickens; Michael Miller; Anna, Shaelyn, Daniel, Dona, Andrew, Connor (in front...

  • Curfman Resumes Journey Around Roaring Spring

    KATHY MELLOTT, For the Herald|Oct 27, 2022

    Larry Curfman, a Roaring Spring resident with lifelong love for his hometown this week continues his walk down memory lane, a recollection we are using in his own words. Curfman, 84, with a sharp memory for detail and emotion has heard from a host of friends who read the first part of this history walk which ran earlier this month and are awaiting the next leg of the trek. We left off Curfman’s reminiscences when the family apartment in the Odd Fellows Hall was on fire. He was six months old. The year was 1938 and he eventually got into the...

  • Three Generations of Clappers Attend Tractor, Steam Show

    Oct 27, 2022

    The 41st Annual Antique Tractor & Steam Show in McConnellsburg was attended by three generations of the Jesse Clapper family, as shown in this picture. Shown from left, James Clapper sits on a restored 1938 John Deere G, Gregory Clapper and Keith Clapper stand, and Rachel Clouse sits on the restored 1951 John Deere G. Both tractors were displayed and then pulled at the tractor pulls during the show....

  • Dragon Football Slugs it out for Victory Over Hilltoppers

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    Central Dragon Football advanced its winning streak to six with a homecoming night victory. A dogfight brawl from the Dragons' defense and an unstoppable offense gave a 44-23 victory over the Westmont Hilltoppers. The Dragons' defense came up with a stop early in the first quarter after the Hilltoppers received the opening kickoff. The Dragons pushed downfield to take an early lead from a scoring four-yard reception by Eli Lingenfelter. The Dragons gave up one touchdown to the Hilltoppers soon...

  • Northern Bedford Named ICC Champions

    Oct 27, 2022

    Northern Bedford clinched another win, keeping its record perfect at 8-0 and earning the ICC Champion title. The Panthers defeated the Juniata Valley Hornets 21-3. (Left) Northern Bedford's Adam Johnson gets a block from teammate Ashton Detterline on Juniata Valley's Lambert Palmer Friday (Right) Northern Bedford's Aaron Bowers brings down Juniata Valley's Jacob Rodkey....

  • Fall Turkey Season Starts This Weekend

    Oct 27, 2022

    The excitement of turkey hunting doesn’t have to wait for spring. Pennsylvania’s fall turkey season, an annual opportunity to pursue the state’s only big-game bird among the changing colors of the autumn woods, kicks off Saturday, Oct. 29 in 19 of Pennsylvania’s 23 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs.) WMUs that include Bedford and Blair counties have the following season lengths: WMUs 4A and 4D – Oct. 29-Nov. 5; WMU 2C – Oct. 29-Nov. 12 and Nov. 23-25. Hunters are advised the three-day Thanksgiving season again will run Wednesday,...

  • McMonagle Leads Juniata Valley Into Mount Union Game

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Oct 27, 2022

    Juniata Valley is one of three Cove-area teams that will continue the high school football season after this week. The Green Hornets already have clinched a spot in the District 6 Class 1A playoffs, where they finished runner-up to eventual PIAA champion Bishop Guilfoyle last year. That doesn't mean the Hornets' home game with Mount Union on Friday is any less important. In fact, it might have upped the stakes for the team comprised of Juniata Valley and Williamsburg players. "It means a good bi...

  • My 2021 Fall Turkey

    Oct 27, 2022

    My son, Bob, and I didn’t hunt together on last fall’s turkey opener because I was put off by a forecast of rain. However, when I rose, it wasn’t raining; so I drove to one of my favorite turkey-hunting spots and hunted till a little after 10 when it began to rain. I went home. The rain ended by mid-afternoon. I drove to another ridge and hadn’t walked far when there they were: a large flock in the open woods. I backed against a tree and began to call. If my son or our friend “Scout” were calling, at least one or two of the birds...

  • What Will Your Ballot Look Like?

    Oct 27, 2022

    With the general elections coming up on Nov. 8, voters may be wondering, what will my ballot look like? The following sample ballots from Martinsburg and Woodbury show, in general, what ballots will look like for 2022. Voters who would like to see their sample ballot – including candidates for each municipality – can go to http://www.blairco.org/Dept/Elections/Pages/SampleBallots.aspx for Blair County sample ballots and https://www.bedfordcountypa.org/departments/elections/sample_ballots.php for Bedford County sample ballots. – SAMPLE...

  • NBCMS Names September Students of The Month

    Oct 27, 2022

    Here are the September Students of the Month for NBC Middle School (from left): Grade 6 – Hadassah Brockus, daughter of James & Staci Brockus; Shawn Scheinkofer, son of Joby & Jamie Schleinkofer; Grade 7 – Erik Swanseen, son of David & Emily Swanseen; Alexia Helsel, daughter of Keith Helsel & Cara Warner; Grade 8 – Addison Reasy, daughter of Michael & Terra Sleighter; Caden Troy, son of Michael & Chelsea Troy....

  • Central's Rotary Student Of the Month Named for October

    Oct 27, 2022

    ELLA GARNER Parents: John Garner and Jennifer Murnyack-Garner School Activities: FFA, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, and Varsity Girls Soccer Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, soccer, hunting, fishing, and traveling Honors/Awards Received: High Honor Roll, Laurel Highlands All-Conference Girls Soccer Player of the Year, starting center back and Captain for the Mid-City Lady Lions National team ranked number two in the nation Favorite...

  • Central Senior to Sing With All-National Choir

    Oct 27, 2022

    On Nov. 5, the NAfME (National Association for Music Education) will be holding its 2022 All-National Music Ensembles Mixed Choir at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Connor Hummel, a senior at Central High School, has been selected as one of 30 high school Tenors I in the country to join this ensemble. Hummel, son of Jacque and Robert Hummel of Roaring Spring, has been recognized for his singing over the last two years. Through 2020 to 2022, he qualified for district, regional,...

  • Woodbury Twp. Fire Destroys Two Barns

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2022

    Fire ripped through two barns and threatened a third on Friday afternoon, Oct. 21. Multiple crews responded to the 4:15 call at the Piney Creek Rd. farm owned by Dwayne Keithley and arrived to find two structures fully involved and a third in danger of catching fire. According to Williamsburg Fire Chief Ted Hyle, a team effort of fire departments from Williamsburg, Martinsburg, Roaring Spring, East Freedom, Geeseytown, Alexandria and Marklesburg got the fire under control and saved the main...

  • Martinsburg Helps Homewood Celebrate 90 Years

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2022

    In less than two years, Homewood Martinsburg will celebrate 50 years in the Cove. Part of Homewood Retirement Centers, Homewood Martinsburg opened in 1974 with an initial 67-bed facility. Before Martinsburg celebrates its half-century mark, it hosted a 90th birthday celebration for its parent company with an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Homewood's beginnings can be traced back to 1929 when George C. Pearson, an elder in Christ Reformed Church in Cavetown, Md. left $100,000, (the equivalent...

  • SCSD: Interim Middle School Principal Appointed

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Oct 27, 2022

    The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors needed to call a special meeting to fill the position of Spring Cove Middle School principal on an interim basis as its newly hired principal Dr. Amy Miller has not yet been released from her duties at Chestnut Ridge School District. Miller has served at Chestnut Ridge as director of special education and central elementary principal. A motion to retain the services of Dr. Norman Hatten Jr. to serve as interim Spring Cove Middle School...

  • All Hail Heltzel

    Oct 27, 2022

    After being crowned homecoming queen, Darcy Heltzel performs with the Central High School band during halftime of the school's game Friday against Westmont Hilltop. Gavin Weymer was named homecoming king....

  • Gregory and Capenos Set To Battle for 80th District House Seat

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2022

    Republican Jim Gregory, vying for his third term as 80th District state representative, is being challenged for his seat Nov. 8 by Democrat Kimberly Capenos. According to her Facebook page, Capenos, from Tyrone, is an advocate for people with autism and other disabilities and works to ensure school districts and insurance companies are providing the services people with disabilities need. Capenos supporters said she is pro-choice, pro-labor, and supports the use of electric cars, solar power and windmills. Capenos, who previously ran for...

  • Incumbent Ward Faces Taylor For 30th District Senate Seat

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 27, 2022

    When voters go to the polls on Nov. 8, they will choose to stay the course or opt for change in who represents them in Harrisburg. Republican state Sen. Judy Ward is facing a challenge to her 30th District senate seat from political newcomer Democrat Carol Taylor. The 30th comprises all of Blair and Fulton counties, and parts of Cumberland, Franklin, and Huntingdon counties. Taylor, an addictions counselor at Cove Forge Behavioral Health in Williamsburg, ran unopposed in the May primary to secure the nomination and setting her up for a...

  • Joanne (Rupert) Speacht

    Oct 27, 2022

    Joanne (Rupert) Speacht, 88, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022, at her home. She was born Aug. 5, 1934, in Altoona, daughter of the late, Robert W. and Violet M. (Hearn) Rupert.  On March 31, 1956, she married S. Glenn Speacht in Altoona. She is survived by her beloved husband, S. Glenn of 66 years; three children: Barry G. (Marjorie) Speacht, Gary A. (Lee Ann) Speacht and Cheryl A. Speacht (Darrell Bumford) all of Williamsburg; three grandchildren: A...

  • Nancy M. (Smith) Miller

    Oct 27, 2022

    Nancy M. (Smith) Miller, 94, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Oct. 17, 2022, at Homewood in Martinsburg. She was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Piney Creek; daughter of the late Clarence and Isabel (Bice) Smith. Nancy was united in marriage to George Wayne “Mose” Miller May 1, 1949; together they celebrated 70 years until his passing Aug. 16, 2019. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca L. Smith (Donald) of Woodbury; grandson, Nick Smith (Codie) of Bedford; granddaughter, Megan Ritchey (Ben) of Roaring Spring; great-grandchildren, T...

  • U.S. Army Cpl. David N. Defibaugh

    Oct 27, 2022

    The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced that United States Army Cpl. David N. Defibaugh, 18, of Duncansville, who was killed during the Korean War, July 20, 1950, was accounted for Aug. 15, 2022. He was born Aug. 8, 1931, son of late Milton Brice and Alma (Neuhart) Defibaugh. David had four siblings: Jane Louella Ogle, Ethel Woods, and Donald Harry and John W. Defibaugh. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In July 1950, Defibaugh was a member of C Company, 3rd Engineer...

  • Anna Fern (Decker) Kurtz

    Oct 27, 2022

    Anna Fern (Decker) Kurtz, of Preston, ID, formerly of Blair County, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Oct. 14, 2022, in St George, UT, after a valiant battle with stomach cancer. “Annie” was born Oct. 30, 1943, to Mildred Virginia Teeter and Eugene Lafayette Decker of McKee/East Freedom, Pennsylvania. She was the second oldest of six children. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Lemon; her children, Dave, and Lee (Austin), Adamson; two grandchildren, Malia and Logan of St...

  • Central Grad Receives Partial Scholarship For Performing Arts

    Oct 27, 2022

    Cayden Wright of Roaring Spring has received a partial scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue performing arts in instrumental music. Wright, a graduate of Central High School, is a first-year student in the Computing Security BS program. Since 2019, more than 1,400 RIT students have received Performing Arts Scholarships, renewable for up to five years, as long as the students stay involved in performing arts. The students come from each of RIT’s nine colleges, with the majority from engineering and computer...

  • Byron E. "Butch" "Toolbox" Ferry

    Oct 27, 2022

    Byron E. Ferry, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away after a sudden unexpected decline in health on Monday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born in Salemville the son of the late Donald Ray and Cora Mae (Steele) Ferry. He married Eudora A. Miller July 21, 1971. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Allen R. Ferry and wife Janine of Tacoma, WA and Eugene L. Ferry and wife Barbra of Roaring Spring; two grandsons, Conner and Isaac; three siblings: Sam Ferry and wife Linda of...

  • Newcomers to the Cove: Schools

    JOSEPH WALK, For the Herald|Oct 27, 2022

    Nancy and I went camping several weeks ago at Black Moshannon State Park in northern Centre County. Several small villages thrived there from the early nineteenth century until the timber supply ran out. The Black Moshannon Creek was no longer needed to transport timber from the splash dam downstream to the mighty Susquehanna then to Williamsport where large lumber mills dominated the town. Two (now extinct) villages in the state park, Antes and Beaver Mills, shared a general store, a wagon...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    JENNIFER R. HOFFMAN|Oct 27, 2022

    Just how bulletproof was George Washington? What is the secret of Oppaymolleah’s Curse? What really crash-landed one wintry evening in Kecksburg in 1965? Read about this and more in “Legends & Lore of Western Pennsylvania.” Thomas White not only provides interesting legends and lore, but the history surrounding the stories. Spinning a fascinating web of narratives, White chronicles tales that reach from the Alleghenies to Pittsburgh, through Philadelphia and Gettysburg. Look for buried tre...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oct 27, 2022

    To the Editor: I’m taking the editor’s advice on bringing my thoughts to print instead of just social media. As many of you are reading this, the general election is no more than 13 days away. It can be hard to know what to believe when so many accusations are being thrown at you via commercials, mailers and word of mouth. Personally, I give none of them any value. Access to the internet allows for easy research. Also, if you are unable to attend meet and greets and rallies, you can watch them on the internet in their entirety. You do not n...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Oct 27, 2022

    Herald of Nov. 4, 1897 The majority of our correspondents must be asleep, dead, or off on a long vacation judging by the absence of their items from these columns. The usual Halloween mischief was in evidence on Monday morning on the crossing of Allegheny and Market streets. An unsightly lot of wagons, empty boxes, and other rubbish was jammed in a pile and blockaded the highway for a time. Miss Maggie Klepser is a guest in the Roaring Spring Sanitorium, under special treatment of Dr. Nason. Her friends are glad to learn that she is getting...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Oct 27, 2022

    Herald of Nov. 2, 1972 The cornerstone of the new Homewood Retirement Center was put into place during a ceremony conducted at the construction site on a knoll just west of Martinsburg. The stone was solid with nothing placed inside it. Nason Hospital appointed J. Calvin Lang III of Roaring Spring and Atty. Clyde O. Black II of Hollidaysburg to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Lang was a corporate officer and administrator at Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. Atty. Black was a member of the law firm of Patterson, Evey, Routch and Black. The Milton Corle...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Oct 27, 2022

    Herald of Nov. 3, 1922 The Halloween season has passed by once more. For several nights, clowns, queens, goblins and every imaginable other personage went hurrying and scurrying along our streets, each bound for some gathering of kindred spirits, where they made merry in their weird way. The large truck from Loysville Orphan’s Home visited the Cove on Monday. They loaded a fine donation at the Roaring Spring Lutheran church and then came to Martinsburg for St. Matthews’ donation. The St. Matthews’ donation included about two barrels of...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Oct 27, 2022

    Herald of Nov. 6, 1997 W. Gene Henry of Martinsburg, who purchased the former Benson School building at a sale held by the Internal Revenue Service, announced his intention to donate the property to borough council. Mr. Henry noted that he was making the donation as a memorial to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer C. Ake. Appleton Papers employees were collecting new or almost new toys, non-perishable food items, and clothing to distribute to needy families at Christmas. Mary Greenleaf of Roaring Spring started the program 12 years earlier...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Oct 27, 2022

    Herald of Oct. 30, 1947 A spectacular accident on West Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, ended Sunday night with a heavy coal truck piled into a utility pole, after crashing into two trees and losing its front wheels and engine enroute. The wild ride began when the truck, driven by Arthur W. Klotz of Roaring Spring, sideswiped another truck in front of Cove Bottling Works. The truck then plowed head on into a tree in front of the Edward B. Gartland home. The engine flew out of the truck, and the front wheels and axle were torn off. The truck...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Oct 27, 2022

    Herald of Nov. 1, 2012 Hurricane Sandy spared the Cove from the damage she caused in other areas along the East Coast. High winds in the area led to downed trees and power outages, but no significant damage. Turnout for the upcoming presidential election was expected to be “huge”. The candidates were Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on the Republican side, and Barack Obama and Joe Biden for the Democrats. Little Kidz Blessings, a consignment shop for items pertaining to babies, young children and expecting mothers opening in one half of the...

  • A Promise Fulfilled

    Oct 27, 2022

    Luke 2:21-40 I love reading about people in the Bible. I love meeting new people and hearing their stories. We all have rich stories to tell even though we don’t always recognize the worth of those stories. Today our scripture introduces us to two unique individuals. I picture that if we could meet them, we might feel as though we were being given a special gift. They are like the present that gets wedged behind the tree at Christmas time and is almost forgotten, but once it is pulled out and opened you are filled with a new sense of joy....

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